The manner in which space is used in Kuwait reflects the traditional relationship between men and women.In nomadic times, tents would be separated by screens or a cloth, so that men could entertain unrelated men, as is their custom, without having the guests come into contact with female kin.The shift from a nomadic to sedentary lifestyle happened quickly with industrialization and urbanization coinciding with the advent of the oil industry in the past century, and habits of nutrition have not completely changed to accommodate the present environment.
The terrain varies minimally, between flat and slightly undulating desert plains. The population of Kuwait in 2000 was estimated at 1,973,572, including 1,159,913 non-Kuwaiti citizens.
The name Kuwait is derived from kut, an Arabic word for "fort." Location and Geography.
Kuwait is a small country located in the Middle East on the Persian Gulf, between Iraq and Saudi Arabia.
Also, there are restrictions against foreigners owning property and businesses.
These social and economic gaps between nationals and other ethnic groups increases the friction between Kuwaitis and non-Kuwaitis residing in the country.